It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day in Denver! Love is in the air, and it’s time to plan that perfect date. Instead of gifting cliche heart-shaped boxes of candy or an oversized stuffed bear, how about celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetie by doing something local? Denver is actually a wonderfully romantic city in which to spend this lovers’ holiday (if you know where to look!) We’ve put together a few local Valentine’s Day date ideas in downtown Denver:
Valentine’s Day in Denver Date Idea: Family-Friendly
Where: Painting With a Twist
When: Feb 14 (Reservations Required)
Want to include the kids in your Valentine’s plans? Luckily, Painting with a Twist has just the ticket! Decorate a heartfelt display to show your love for the whole family! Also, classes are available in-person or online, so you can quarantine and celebrate, too! Participants can log in remotely at the time of the class via Zoom, or take their kits home to create at their leisure. Either way, this family-friendly creative date sounds like a perfect option.
Date Idea: Virtual Cooking Class
When: Feb 14
Dress up (or down) and invite your favorite quarantine partner and meet Chef Biju Thomas online in your kitchen! Biju will walk you through preparing a delicious veg-forward 3-course dinner. Chef Biju is a local professional known for his light, simple dishes bursting with bold flavors. You might already be familiar with his work, as he has designed the menus of many tasty local restaurants in Denver and Boulder, including Biju’s Little Curry Shop. Biju has also appeared alongside Food Network’s Guy Fieri on his show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, A&E’s ”Scraps,” dozens of local and national television shows, and podcasts.
Here’s a sneak peek at this menu made especially for Valentine’s Day in Denver…
Fattoush (z’atar) Salad
Winter Vegetable Roast with Chicken, Falafel or Crispy Tofu
Wildflower Honey and Butter-poached Pistachios in Pastry with Cinnamon Cream
As if a delicious dinner wasn’t enough, there will be an entertainment portion of the evening as well! Niki and Luke of The Dollhouse Thieves will serenade you and your sweetie with a special live set during dinner.
Date Idea: R&R
Where: Ritz-Carlton (Curtis St)
Instead of (or in addition to) a romantic dinner, how about giving your partner the gift of unwinding together? The Ritz-Carlton‘s Couples Spa Escape offers two hours of relaxation with your partner, including side-by-side massages and full, private access to all spa facilities. Turn it into an overnight stay to enjoy the luxurious accommodations and delicious on-site dining options. Now that sounds like a date!
There are plenty of places to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day in Denver. We hope you feel inspired by this list of romantic activities! If you’d like even more suggestions, feel free to reach out!